Dr Mona Sakr


Dr Mona Sakr
NameDr Mona Sakr
Job titleAssoc Prof in Education Studies/Early Childhood Studies
Research institute
Primary appointmentEducation
Email addressM.Sakr@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3057-2758
Contact categoryResearcher

Education and qualifications

Grants

Froebelian Leadership in Early Years
02 Jan 2023
The Froebel Trust
Beyond School Gates: Children's Contribution to Community Integration
01 Jun 2023
Nuffield Foundation and the British Academy (Understanding Communities Programme)
Advancing leadership in early years education via digitally mediated professional learning
01 Mar 2022
Nuffield Foundation

Projects

  • Baby Room Leadership

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Constructions of babyhood among baby room leaders in the UK

Halls, K. and Sakr, M. 2024. Constructions of babyhood among baby room leaders in the UK. Journal of Early Childhood Research.

‘Maybe that makes a difference actually’: Attuning to praxis for anti-racist social justice leadership among nursery school head teachers in the UK

Tembo, S., Sakr, M. and Dujczynski, M. 2024. ‘Maybe that makes a difference actually’: Attuning to praxis for anti-racist social justice leadership among nursery school head teachers in the UK. Journal of Early Childhood Research.

Re-imagining the Froebelian influence on early childhood education as a dynamic and ever-changing web of encounter

Sakr, M. and Kaur, V. 2024. Re-imagining the Froebelian influence on early childhood education as a dynamic and ever-changing web of encounter. Pedagogy, Culture and Society.

'Dissensus’ and the emergence of activist leadership in the baby room of UK early childhood settings

Sakr, M. and Halls, K. 2024. 'Dissensus’ and the emergence of activist leadership in the baby room of UK early childhood settings. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice. https://doi.org/10.1177/17461979241241514

'Nobody left behind': barriers to engagement in early years digitally mediated leadership development

Halls, K., Sakr, M. and Cooper, K. 2024. 'Nobody left behind': barriers to engagement in early years digitally mediated leadership development. Early Years. https://doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2024.2308099

Everyday advocacy work of the Baby Room Leader

Sakr, M. 2023. Everyday advocacy work of the Baby Room Leader. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.

Turning towards discomfort in postdevelopmental approaches to childhood art: The potentials of multimodal mediated discourse analysis

Sakr, M. 2022. Turning towards discomfort in postdevelopmental approaches to childhood art: The potentials of multimodal mediated discourse analysis. Multimodality and Society. 2 (4), pp. 434-450. https://doi.org/10.1177/26349795221135579

Introduction

O'Sullivan, J. and Sakr, M. 2022. Introduction. in: Sakr, M. and O'Sullivan, J. (ed.) Pedagogical leadership in early childhood education: conversations from across the world London, UK Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 1-9

Advancing pedagogical leadership at national level: looking for a policy window

Bonetti, S. and Sakr, M. 2022. Advancing pedagogical leadership at national level: looking for a policy window. in: Sakr, M. and O'Sullivan, J. (ed.) Pedagogical leadership in early childhood education: conversations from across the world London, UK Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 181-193

An organisational approach to supporting pedagogical leadership: reporting on a case study with London Early Years Foundation

Sakr, M. 2022. An organisational approach to supporting pedagogical leadership: reporting on a case study with London Early Years Foundation. in: Sakr, M. and O'Sullivan, J. (ed.) Pedagogical leadership in early childhood education: conversations from across the world London, UK Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 119-131

Continuing professional development for the early years workforce in England since 2015: a synthesis of survey data highlighting commonalities, discrepancies and gaps

Sakr, M. and Bonetti, S. 2021. Continuing professional development for the early years workforce in England since 2015: a synthesis of survey data highlighting commonalities, discrepancies and gaps. Early Years. https://doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2021.1959524

‘She’s nice company and a good friend’: thinking with Haraway to reconceptualise children’s playful interactions with Alexa in the family home

Sakr, M. 2021. ‘She’s nice company and a good friend’: thinking with Haraway to reconceptualise children’s playful interactions with Alexa in the family home. in: Mikats, J., Kink-Hampersberger, S. and Oates-Indruchová, L. (ed.) Creative families: Gender and technologies of everyday life Cham, Switzerland Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 167-188

Stretchy time or screen time: how early years practitioners conceptualise time in relation to children's digital play

Sakr, M. and Oscar, A. 2022. Stretchy time or screen time: how early years practitioners conceptualise time in relation to children's digital play. Early Years. 42 (4-5), pp. 391-405. https://doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2020.1744530

Embedding student feedback in deep pedagogic reflection: the potentials of drawing and Deleuzian analysis

Sakr, M. and Burghardt, V. 2022. Embedding student feedback in deep pedagogic reflection: the potentials of drawing and Deleuzian analysis. Teaching in Higher Education. 27 (3), pp. 281-296. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1716712

Young children drawing together on the iPad versus paper: How collaborative creativity is shaped by different semiotic resources

Sakr, M. 2019. Young children drawing together on the iPad versus paper: How collaborative creativity is shaped by different semiotic resources. International Journal of Education and the Arts. 20 (20), pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.26209/ijea20n20

The screen and the sand-timer: The integration the interactive whiteboard into an early years free-flow learning environment

Sakr, M. and Scollan, A. 2019. The screen and the sand-timer: The integration the interactive whiteboard into an early years free-flow learning environment. Journal of Early Childhood Research. 17 (3), pp. 190-204. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476718X19851538

'It just opened my eyes a bit more': student engagement with Instagram to develop understanding of complex concepts

Sakr, M. 2019. 'It just opened my eyes a bit more': student engagement with Instagram to develop understanding of complex concepts. Teaching in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2019.1613356

"It might get messy, or not be right"; scribble as postdevelopmental art

de Rijke, V. 2019. "It might get messy, or not be right"; scribble as postdevelopmental art. in: Sakr, M. and Osgood, J. (ed.) Postdevelopmental Approaches to Childhood Art London, UK Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 153-176

'You can’t separate it from anything': glitter’s doings as materialized figurations of childhood (and) art

Osgood, J. 2019. 'You can’t separate it from anything': glitter’s doings as materialized figurations of childhood (and) art. in: Sakr, M. and Osgood, J. (ed.) Postdevelopmental Approaches to Childhood Art London Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 111-136

Postdevelopmental Approaches to Childhood Art

Sakr, M. and Osgood, J. (ed.) 2019. Postdevelopmental Approaches to Childhood Art. London Bloomsbury.

Multimodal participation frameworks during young children’s collaborative drawing on paper and on the iPad

Sakr, M. 2018. Multimodal participation frameworks during young children’s collaborative drawing on paper and on the iPad. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 29, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2018.05.004

In pursuit of quality: early childhood qualifications and training policy

Elwick, A., Osgood, J., Robertson, L., Sakr, M. and Wilson, D. 2018. In pursuit of quality: early childhood qualifications and training policy. Journal of Education Policy. 33 (4), pp. 510-525. https://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2017.1416426

'We’re just gonna scribble it': The affective and social work of destruction in children’s art-making with different semiotic resources

Sakr, M. 2017. 'We’re just gonna scribble it': The affective and social work of destruction in children’s art-making with different semiotic resources. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 18 (2), pp. 227-239. https://doi.org/10.1177/1463949117714084

Dark play in digital playscapes

Osgood, J., Sakr, M. and de Rijke, V. 2017. Dark play in digital playscapes. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 18 (2), pp. 109-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/1463949117714074

Early Years Training and Qualifications in England: Issues for policy and practice

Osgood, J., Elwick, A., Robertson, L., Sakr, M. and Wilson, D. 2017. Early Years Training and Qualifications in England: Issues for policy and practice. TACTYC.

Early Years Teacher and Early Years Educator: a scoping study of the impact, experiences and associated issues of recent early years qualifications and training in England

Osgood, J., Elwick, A., Robertson, L., Sakr, M. and Wilson, D. 2017. Early Years Teacher and Early Years Educator: a scoping study of the impact, experiences and associated issues of recent early years qualifications and training in England. TACTYC.

Digital technologies in early childhood art: enabling playful experiences

Sakr, M. 2017. Digital technologies in early childhood art: enabling playful experiences. London Bloomsbury.

Imitative or Iconoclastic? How young children use ready-made images in digital art

Sakr, M., Connelly, V. and Wild, M. 2015. Imitative or Iconoclastic? How young children use ready-made images in digital art. The International Journal of Art and Design Education. https://doi.org/10.1111/jade.12104

Mobile experiences of historical place: a multimodal analysis of emotional engagement

Sakr, M., Jewitt, C. and Price, S. 2016. Mobile experiences of historical place: a multimodal analysis of emotional engagement. Journal of the Learning Sciences. 25 (1), pp. 51-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508406.2015.1115761

"Evil cats" and "jelly floods": young children’s collective constructions of digital art-making in the early years classroom

Sakr, M., Connelly, V. and Wild, M. 2016. "Evil cats" and "jelly floods": young children’s collective constructions of digital art-making in the early years classroom. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. 30 (1), pp. 128-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/02568543.2015.1107156

Making the 'here' and 'now': rethinking children's digital photography with Deleuzian concepts

Sakr, M. and Kucirkova, N. 2015. Making the 'here' and 'now': rethinking children's digital photography with Deleuzian concepts. in: Hackett, A., Procter, L. and Seymour, J. (ed.) Children's Spatialities: Embodiment, Emotions and Agency London, UK. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 54–74

Exploring whole body interaction and design for museums

Price, S., Sakr, M. and Jewitt, C. 2016. Exploring whole body interaction and design for museums. Interacting with Computers. 28 (5), pp. 569-583. https://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwv032

12 teachers’ use of writing in displays of young children’s artwork

Sakr, M., Connelly, V. and Wild, M. 2015. 12 teachers’ use of writing in displays of young children’s artwork. in: Archer, A. and Breur, E. (ed.) Multimodality in Writing: The state of the art in theory, methodology and pedagogy Brill.

Collaborative creativity to enhance wellbeing in early years settings

Sakr, M. 2015. Collaborative creativity to enhance wellbeing in early years settings. EECERA 2015. Barcelona

Parent-child closeness in art-making with digital and non-digital technologies

Sakr, M. 2015. Parent-child closeness in art-making with digital and non-digital technologies. EECERA 2015. Barcelona

Exploring and extending practitioner responses to young children’s art-making

Sakr, M. 2015. Exploring and extending practitioner responses to young children’s art-making. BERA 2015. Belfast

Collaborative creativity in digital text-making: challenging notions of personal ownership

Sakr, M. 2015. Collaborative creativity in digital text-making: challenging notions of personal ownership. Doncaster University Conference: Digital Pedagogies.

Schematic or subversive? Ready-made imagery in children’s digital art-making

Sakr, M. 2015. Schematic or subversive? Ready-made imagery in children’s digital art-making. Sheffield University Symposium on Childhood & The Digital Age.

Making the ‘here’ and ‘now’: rethinking children’s digital photography with Deleuzian concepts

Sakr, M. 2015. Making the ‘here’ and ‘now’: rethinking children’s digital photography with Deleuzian concepts. in: Hackett, A., Proctor, L. and Seymour, J. (ed.) Children’s Spatialities: Embodiment, emotions and agency Basingstoke Emerald.

Child-father creative text-making at home with crayons, iPad, collage & PC

Kucirkova, N. and Sakr, M. 2015. Child-father creative text-making at home with crayons, iPad, collage & PC. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 17, pp. 59-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2015.05.003

Narrative in young children’s digital art-making

Sakr, M., Connelly, V. and Wild, M. 2016. Narrative in young children’s digital art-making. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. 16 (3), pp. 289-310. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468798415577873

The semiotic work of the hands in scientific inquiry

Sakr, M., Jewitt, C. and Price, S. 2014. The semiotic work of the hands in scientific inquiry. Classroom Discourse. 5 (1), pp. 51-70. https://doi.org/10.1080/19463014.2013.868078

‘Wrighting’ the self: new technologies and textual subjectivities

Sakr, M. 2012. ‘Wrighting’ the self: new technologies and textual subjectivities. Learning, Media and Technology. 37 (1), pp. 119-123. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2012.636366

'Too high an ideal for the work required'? Minnie James and the intellectual life of the librarian

Sakr, M. 2011. 'Too high an ideal for the work required'? Minnie James and the intellectual life of the librarian. Library & Information History. 27 (3), pp. 179-193. https://doi.org/10.1179/175834911X13046881149240
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